Toronto Blue Jays are a Canadian Professional Baseball team that is based in Canada, Toronto, Ontario. The Toronto Blue Jays compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of American League East Division. Rogers Centre, previously the SkyDome, a beautiful piece of architecture in Toronto is home base to the Blue Jays.
They have been established as a team since 1977 and are presently owned by a Canadian communication and media company namely the Rogers Communications with Ross Atkins as the General Manager and have always been known as the ‘Blue Jays’ or just the ‘Jays’. Somehow the name comes from a bird of the same name – the blue jay – and blue has always been implemented in their attire.
In the beginning, they struggled as any initiated team but still, they were showing a lot of promise. In 1985 the Toronto Blue Jays won the East Division Title; it was the first AL East Title, and again they managed to win it in 1989 and 1991. In 1992 they not only won the East Division Title but became the World Series Champions as well. This was also the first World Series title for Canada. They went on to repeat this feat in 1993 when they won the East Division Title and the World Series. The pennant was not forgotten either as they got two pennants in 1992 and 1993.
The winning streak they had was broken for several years and they did not manage to win titles in baseball until 2015 when they got the AL East division title on September 30, but it is important to note that their records are very high even in the non-winning years. Still, a lot of credit is given to the Toronto Blue Jays since they are the only team to date outside the US to appear in and win a World Series.
Their success could be attributed to many factors and the most important factor is the players. In 1993 Joe Carter made quite an impact with a three-home run that retained the World Series title and Molitor was MVP after hitting a .500. while three Blue Jays – Olerud, Molitor, and Alomar – finished as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for the batting crown. It was the first time in a hundred years that top three hitters were from the same team. The Toronto Blue Jays in the MLB Hall of Fame are by no means few; Roberto Alomar, Bobby Cox, Pat Gillick, Rickey Henderson, Paul Molitor, to mention just a few. While Tom Cheek, Tony Kubekactually made it to NB Sports Hall of Fame.
The team established a Level of Excellence on the 400 level of the Rogers Centre, and the following Jays personnel are honored Tony Fernandez, George Bell, Carlos Delgado, Tom Cheek, Cito Gaston, Pat Gillick and Joe Carter.
It is interesting to note that their only rivals are geographical rivals and are the Montreal Expos. It is impossible to portray all the achievements of such a team, but we hope they keep it up, and their unsurpassed fan count will keep growing.